Actor Andrea Jeremiah is one of the most talented stars in the Tamil film industry today. And, now, she is in the news for a rather surprising reason. As it so happens, during a recently-held panel discussion, she touched upon the male-dominated nature of the film industry and made a quite a few bold statements about her career choices. Speaking on the topic, she said that she has not signed any film after the much-loved Taramani as she still waiting for a strong role that does justice to her talent rather than merely objectifying her.
“Why after Taramani, where everybody loved the film, everybody raved about my performance – I am yet to sign a film. Because when a woman does a strong role that asks uncomfortable questions and she says ‘Hello, I am not happy to be a pretty young thing on screen. I want to do more than that. Yes, I can look hot and sexy and I can act also. So, write roles for me and don’t ask me to come on screen and jiggle my butt and wear revealing clothes and be happy with that,” she added.
Andrea also criticised the tendency of judging the bankability of a female actor based on the popularity and stature of her male co-stars.
“Even a Deepika Padukone had to do a film with Shah Rukh Khan and Ranbir Kapoor to become a Deepika Padukone. A Nayanthara has to do films with Vijay, Ajith, Suriya, Rajinikanth and then she becomes Nayanthara. Why can’t an Andrea just do good strong roles and become an Andrea? Why does the worth of an actress have to be determined by her co-stars?” she said.
Well, these are some strong statements and prove that Andrea is one bold person. On the work front, she currently has Vishwaroopam 2 and Vada Chennai in her kitty.